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from beirut plus a tweet plans an american journalist behind bars in zimbabwe she's charged with insulting president robert mugabe for calling him a selfish and sick man on twitter. than u.s. president donald trump says it all for japan the first song on a five nation asian tour but it's north korea's looming nuclear threat that's expected to top the agenda. welcome to the show i'm sara harman it's good to have you with us. the prime minister of lebanon has resigned unexpectedly taking a shot at iran as a way that saad hariri accused tehran and its allies in lebanon of spreading chaos strife and destruction throughout the middle east hariri also suggests that political enemies for targeting him for assassination iran rejected his accusations
calling them unfounded. the lebanese prime minister assad had read his resignation came as a shock to the country in a television address from saudi arabia the lebanese leader blamed iran and its lebanese proxy group has been for what he called its meddling in the region well read and leave iran i would like to say trayvon and its followers that they will be losers and their intervention ensure that terrorism obeah our nation will wake up as it did in the past and their hands in the region will be cut off. and he had left he. really is late father ref e-card also be prime minister of lebanon he was assassinated in an explosion in two thousand and five which several has been a members of being tried in the absence in the hague saad hariri said he to do now feared for his life the prime minister's resignation has shown a play divided opinion. hovey has decided to steer lebanon
away from danger it's a hard step taken at a difficult time. managing the bottom i support the resignation of the government and country are frozen the country is collapsing and the government's targets have not been met but how do you think. every decision to quit leaves lebanon facing uncertainty not least the question of who could replace him. but for more i'm joined now by ben to shallower in beirut she's the middle east rector with a high risk both foundation a think tank in the region and thanks for being with us hariri says his life was in danger here are his claims seen as credible eleven on. well you know this meeting is a waste to look through words and so we cannot really know what actually has happened about according to. they have spoken to security perms actually who
purpose that to just lie what we can also know for sure is that currently there is a lot of pressure on lebanon pressure coming from damascus to normalize fellatio syria and there were discussions last week here on whether eleven and should be the person to reappoint and the best leader to damascus so we definitely know as prime minister has been in a difficult position and there are many divisions in love and on along political and also along religious lines what does horary represent and where does the country go from here. well how did it is with their future movement which is the main representative in terms of parties at this in light. of lebanon and so of course the division in this country has become extremely over the past years the division between this alliance and she has especially when it comes to what should happen inside syria what should happen with syria and one of the main problems of
course lebanon is facing his resignation puts and danger the elections that are planned for next year or next year we were planning to have a parliamentary elections here and of course this makes it all very difficult and makes it all very difficult not only for lebanon but also for the region how do you say herrera's resignation impacting the broader region iran has already come out with criticism obviously so because you heard how much he reached out to them and accused iran of meddling into the curse of lebanon we see a divide between saudi arabia and iran in the beaching and there are eleven and somehow the microcosmos of this confrontation so we definitely can see that there is a theory there it divided through the deepening of that the bite. that's going to shell are joining us from beirut thank you. saudi arabia say television the kingdom's air defense has intercepted and destroyed
a ballistic missile north of the capital city riyadh who say rebels in yemen claim they fired the missile that's based on reports from the controlled media yemen has been torn apart by a war between a saudi lot alliance and who they rebels which are backed by iran. an american journalist is behind bars in zimbabwe after allegedly insulting president robert mugabe on twitter martha o'donovan works in the capital harare for an online satirical news channel her arrest comes a week out the government appointed a cyber minister is tasked with policing social media martha wrote donovan allegedly called robert mugabe a selfish and sick man on twitter that could have serious consequences the twenty five year old u.s. citizen is accused of subversion that could mean up to twenty years in jail. which is facing two allegations the first count. is undermining the
forty or insulting the office of the president and the second. is that of attempting to have a government and question all means. which. at ninety three robert mugabe is the world's oldest head of state and widely seen as one of its most authoritarian o'donovan works for harare based macomber t.v. as in bubbly channel which describes itself as a cutting edge producer of political satire and comedy have you seen the latest member when it comes back in the summer i'm a gambler took part in detail global media for a minute but on their mission statement using satire as a weapon. in the saddle we thought that is where the phenomenon was imported from western countries. founded condemns the charges as an attack on free speech. this is not just against against everyone involved where it wants to use
the internet as a space for free expression and to be free as well as denying both charges of donovan's lawyers say shall apply for a bell at the high court on monday. earlier i spoke with t.w. is privileged much of an area in harare i asked him whether this tweet is about it really about a tweet rather or if there's something else going on here it may not be just about a tweet because. if it is a tweet if you look at the treats that she's alleged to have tweeted did not do originate from. actually the treated it tweet tweeted by one character the one that she's now being accused of wanting to treat outcomes not to god. it would be unusual for maybe the state is trying to get at their organization not gumma
since they have been producing. you know politico such and comity that pokes in the state where you just heard from the head of the gun but t.v. marcus paul saying this is a clear attack on free speech what can you tell us about the state of free speech in zimbabwe. freedom of expression and free speech in zimbabwe. is continued and limited by the existing laws more so with the. means through which was recently introduced the cyber security ministry we separate in i'm going to introduce to you nice latest of the reshuffle you find right now these they will be targets you know and containing all freedom of speech and you speak one social media and one line because that was this piece that zimbabweans with freely expressing themselves
about what is happening in their country and the kind of leadership that is in the country are privileged thanks for bringing us up to date on the situation and zimbabwe. a look now at some other news that's making the rounds in the world a leader of one of catalonia biggest sessions parties says it won't participate in upcoming elections unless jailed members are afraid from prison meanwhile across the country in the city of bilbao thousands of people talk to the streets there protesting madrid's crackdown on separatist leaders. more than two thousand migrants have been rescued from the mediterranean sea in recent days that's according to the united nations migration agency agency also said thirty four people had drowned in the past four days trying to make their crossing to europe. thousands of protesters converged on the german city of bomb calling for more action to stop global warming says the city prepares to kick off
the u.n. climate change conference on monday representatives from one hundred ninety five countries are gathering to chart the way ahead for the paris accord. the u.s. president on trump has departed the state of hawaii for an extended visit to asia we reboarded air force one after he paid his respects at a pearl harbor memorial trump five nation trip will be the longest trip to asia by a u.s. president in more than a quarter of a century. but first he's going to japan where he's expected to hold talks with the japanese prime minister shinzo ave from japan he'll then head to south korea or north korea will top the agenda for be looking for consensus on ways to stop that country's nuclear program when he's in seoul then it's on to china where trump will be holding talks with president xi jinping after china it's off to vietnam there
are still attend the asia pacific economic cooperation or apec conference and then there's another summit on the agenda this time over in the philippines when trump gets there will be attending the association of southeast asian nations conference this trip promises to be a diplomatic balancing act for a president who's seeking to both make america great again and also looking to reassure asian allies of continued u.s. support. rich in symbolism the site of the japanese attack on u.s. soil more than seventy years ago is the starting line for donald trump diplomatic obstacle course across asia. as he paid his respects at powell harbor the suspect sort of conflict with north korea may not have been far from his thoughts.
in tokyo japan's prime minister courting a death trump doll to revive enjoying japanese hospitality ahead of our father's arrival the white house has been laying out its strategy on north korea. in assessing the degree to which were successful in galvanizing other nations to ensure that that the leadership there concludes that it has to denuclearize we need some time for that to work some locals though are opera hence of. judgment but i do wonder if things will be ok. like what will happen to the world. i wonder about trump's response to north korea and things like that or there are things that scare me. he's becoming friendly with prime minister. i don't know if that's right or not. and so like in the united states trump divides opinion. but. it's one thing if we were to imagine
a war i believe south korea would have an advantage however since the consequences of war would be detrimental to all of us i hope president trying solves a korean potential issues through peace talks. from the presidential palace many c.n.n. has called for dialogue with their northern neighbors trump however professed tough on top. he'll take that message to beijing hoping china delivers little tensions over china's ambitions and decides china sea trade will also dominant discussions with president xi. all before we go a rather explosive story from southern germany an eighty one year old pensioner there were called police after spotting what he thought well like an unexploded bomb for world war two sitting right in his garden but when the officers arrived at the actual. we found was this zucchini weighing five kilos quite early for
all involved police suspect that someone may have thrown that jumbo sized vegetable into the man's garden causing the confusion that's going to do it for us here on day w. but don't forget you can always get date of news when you're on the go with our app that will give you access to the latest news from around the world and do be sure to sign up with push notifications so you don't miss any of our breaking news you can even use that the send us your photos and videos just download the app and google play or the app store. thanks for watching we'll see you very soon. health. insurance to. solidarity. the fall by the wayside with the gap between rich and four years.